+ EMBRACING ART THROUGH COMMUNITY Stephanie, Hannah, Danielle, Shannon, Ashley
+ Community 3rd grade level Overview: Creating artwork that will be seen by people in the community is a great way to provide confidence and excitement among your students. The students will also be able to make art outside of the classroom which is a great way to keep student interest and enrich the community. The focus of this unit will be on murals, the environment, visual symbols with in our community and the Yoruba culture. Through exploring these different avenues the student will have a strong understanding of ways to impact the community through art, how other cultures create art for their community and the importance of collaborating with other artist. In compiling this unit there was research of the Yoruba culture, community mural projects, recycling projects and anthological research. It is important for the student to gain knowledge holistically when studying a community. The format and lessons are based on the idea of creating a better understand and awareness of the community the students live in and communities from other parts of the world. Key Concepts: Culture Collaboration Environment Essential Questions: How can using recycled materials benefit your community? How does art impact a community within a culture? Why is it important as artist to learn to collaborate with another artist in your community?
Lesson 1: Green Lanterns for Tree DressingStudents will create and design lanterns from recycled plastic bottles to be hung on theschool tree in hopes of bringing awareness to trees and their environmental importance.Green Recycle Eco-friendly EnvironmentEssential Question:How does hanging green lanterns bring awareness to trees?How does using recycle water bottles benefit the community? +After the lesson, students will be more aware of the environment by creating eco-friendly lanterns to behung on the school tree. Students will be able to explore different mediums and materials, and will beevaluated by completion.Specific Art Content:Form: to introduce and experiment with recycled materials to create green lanternsHarmony: to understand the environmental importance of trees and how to dress them with propermaterialsColor: to bring attention to trees by celebrating National Tree Week and Tree Dressing Ceremony withthe hanging of colorful green lanternsNational Tree Week: http://www.treecouncil.org.uk/
Lesson 2: Experiencing Community through Examination of Celebration Traditions of the YorubaKey Concepts: Celebration. Traditions. Community Interactions.Essential Question: How does art impact a community within a culture?Lesson Objectives: After the lesson the child should be able talk about how art impacts a +community through means of celebration. They should also be able to perform with their owndrum.Specific Art Content: We will examine how art is used in different cultures. We will also discussdifferent ways the Yoruba people in particular use art in their communities. We will also look at theaesthetic styles of Yoruba art making.Yoruba dancing and drum music:http://www.youtube.com/user/debraklein%23p/u/9/sCv03EolhMQ
Lesson 3: Community Quilt Key Concepts: Acknowledges the variety of cultures that make up our class roomIdentifies symbols of their personal culture and those of their class mates.Essential Questions:What cultures make up our classroom?What are some of the symbols of your culture?What are some of the symbols of your classmate’s culture? +Lesson Objectives:Students will be able to associate symbols with the cultures that make up our class.Students will be able demonstrate a knowledge of their own background.Quilt: http://web.me.com/nancywalkup/Site/FAE%3A_Personal_Quilt_Squares.html
Lesson 4: 3rd Grade School MuralKey concepts: murals, community, collaborative artEssential Question:What is a mural?Where have you seen murals in your community?Lesson Objectives:To collaborate with students in classroom and school environment to create a collective +artwork that will be displayed in schoolStudents will utilize the elements of art in a variety of art materials.Specific Art Content: Grid, collaboration, color, shape, size, lineMural: http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/m/mural.html